Re: [G104] Re: Ricochet HE Fire by Sherman 75mm-Range Limitations
- In a message dated 6/21/2002 5:47:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Interestingly, a number of the Firefly gunners that I haveGood research. Ammunition seems to be used in many different ways.
> interviewed also bounced their 17pdr rounds in order to make
> effective attacks against soft targets like buildings, etc.
Were they using HE or APCBC?
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> Were they using HE or APCBC?They were using APCBC, hence the need to bounce it to get any
destructive value against soft targets. As one gunner put it, if he
had just fired at the house, it would have gone through the entire
row of houses and just left a neat hole all the way through.